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Community members come together to try and save Boys and Girls Club in Bridgeport

The Boys and Girls Club in Bridgeport has programs for remote learning, but is at risk of closing between now and November, residents say.

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2020, 9:39 PM

Updated 1,383 days ago

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The Boys and Girls Club in Bridgeport has programs for remote learning, but is at risk of closing between now and November, residents say.
Bridgeport residents Artney Shaw, Gary Nelson and Tony Voyack all attended the Boys and Girls Club and say they're coming together to try to keep its doors open.
The Jerome Orcutt Boys and Girls Club, which is not affiliated with the national organization, closed, but program director Gary Nelson rented out the building through funds from his small business called Sports with Academic Growth, or SWAG.
They say for $15 a day, your child can come to a safe virtual classroom setting where staff will help them learn. They even have a classroom upstairs, but need more funds for Wi-Fi.
For after-school programs, parents can drop their kids off for $3 to $5. They say they are hoping to keep the doors open for the next generation of young people.
 


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